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The University of Melbourne
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South African War, soldiers, military psychiatry, Vietnam War, trauma, masculinity
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About Me

I am an early career researcher based in Melbourne. My research is in the social history of war, focusing on military psychiatry and soldiering during the South African and Vietnam Wars. I have a PhD from Flinders University, and my monograph is entitled Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Recent Publications

Effie Karageorgos, Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘War in a “white man’s country”: Australian perceptions of blackness on the South African battlefield, 1899-1902’, History Australia, 50, 2 (2018).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Masculinity, trauma and Australian soldiers in the South African War’, VIDA blog, Australian Women’s History Network (2018), .

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Boer War’, in ed. Joseph, Paul, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2017).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Australians in the South African War, 1899-1902’ in ed. Stapleton, Timothy, Encyclopedia of Colonial Conflicts in Africa (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2016).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘“Educated, Tolerant and Kindly”: Australian attitudes towards British and Boer in South Africa, 1899-1902’, Historia, 59, 2 (2014), pp. 120-135.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Medicine, Military